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Mississippi State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,398 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,780 tuition
$9,418 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$31,518 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,900 tuition
$9,418 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$10,889 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,772 avg)
36% get state aid ($2,588 avg)
81% get institn'l aid ($10,889 avg)
54% get loans ($6,725 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.74% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.24% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $12,015 94%
Federal Grant Aid $4,772 34%
Pell Grants $4,568 34%
Other Federal Grants $1,089 8%
Institution Grant Aid $10,889 81%
State Grant Aid $2,588 36%
Student Loans $6,725 54%
Federal Loans $5,607 53%
Other Loans $11,845 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Mississippi State University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
75 BS Hood Dr.
Mississippi State, MS 39762
(662) 325-2323
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $324
Out of State $871


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • alexus from Grand Prairie, TX
  • I am a current student here

    I believe that this school is too expensive. Yes, there are quite a bit of things to do that they say are "free" for students but, believe me you are paying for it.

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  • 5
  • Kristen from Florence, MS
  • I am a current student here

    Mississippi State is cheap in comparison to my second choice, Baylor, and in my opinion, this place and education are worth every single penny.

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  • 4
  • Nija from Greenwood, MS
  • I am a current student here

    Even after you are accepted, each department offers scholarships that you might be eligible for. So if you do not get a full academic or athletic scholarship, keep yourself updated with your department because they usually receive sponsorship and funding as well.

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  • 5
  • Ujjwal from India
  • I am a current student here

    The cost of attendance is not much. Plus, there are many job and scholarship oppurtunity. I think, financially, going to Mississippi State is a very good idea. A lot of people I have met here are here primarily for the financial aspects.

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